Order of Business.

Thursday, 2 March 1989

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 387 No. 9

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The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  It is proposed to take Nos. 4, 1, 8 and 9. It is also proposed that the Dáil shall sit later than 5.30 p.m. today and business shall be interrupted at 8 p.m. It is further proposed that the proceedings on No. 4 and the Second Stage of No. 1 if not previously concluded, shall be brought to a conclusion at 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. respectively.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Is the proposal for a late sitting today agreed? Agreed. Are the proposals for dealing with Nos. 4 and I agreed? Agreed.

Mr. Dukes: Information on Alan M. Dukes  Zoom on Alan M. Dukes  With your permission Sir, I seek to raise on the Adjournment the matter of the use of national lottery funds to install computers in the Taoiseach's Office?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. M. Higgins: Information on Michael D. Higgins  Zoom on Michael D. Higgins  With your permission a Cheann Comhairle, I wish to raise on the Adjournment the appalling level of services available for the aged in the Western Health Board area.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will be in touch with the Deputy concerning that matter.

[2154]Mr. Deehihan: Information on Jimmy Deenihan  Zoom on Jimmy Deenihan  I wish to ask the Taoiseach when he intends to give time in this House to discuss the recommendations of the special Dáil Committee on the disposal of national lottery funds.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Deputy Deenihan, this is clearly not a matter for the Order of Business. You must find some other way of adverting to the matter.

Mr. Quinn: Information on Ruairí Quinn  Zoom on Ruairí Quinn  In view of the Government's intention to submit to the EC before Easter, at the latest, the national development plan for structural funds, may I now ask the Taoiseach if he has decided that this House will debate the document before it goes to Brussels or shall we debate it afterwards?

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  I have not come to any decision as to the final timing, but my undertaking to the House is that it will have an opportunity to discuss it.

Mr. Griffin: Information on Brendan Griffin  Zoom on Brendan Griffin  With your permission, Sir, may I raise on the Adjournment the situation in which farmers in milk production now find themselves as a result of the national milk quota being oversubscribed by 2 per cent, approximately 17 million gallons. Could the Department of Agriculture and Food, or the Departments of Health and Social Welfare, devise a scheme to purchase all or part of the surplus——

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  The Deputy need not elaborate.

Mr. Griffin: Information on Brendan Griffin  Zoom on Brendan Griffin  ——and distribute it to schools, welfare homes and hospitals.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mrs. Doyle: Information on Avril Doyle  Zoom on Avril Doyle  I would like to ask the Taoiseach when we might expect the dairy produce consolidation Bill that has been promised?

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  I cannot give the [2155] Deputy an exact date, but the Bill is in the course of preparation at the moment.

Mrs. Doyle: Information on Avril Doyle  Zoom on Avril Doyle  This session?

Mr. Harte: Information on Patrick D. Harte  Zoom on Patrick D. Harte  As is customary for Taoisigh visiting the United States on St. Patrick's Day, may I ask the Taoiseach if he intends to extend an invitation to President Bush to address both Houses of the Oireachtas?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Deputy Harte, please desist. Surely the Deputy can find a more appropriate way of raising this important matter.

Mr. Harte: Information on Patrick D. Harte  Zoom on Patrick D. Harte  I think it is a very fair question.

Mr. Crotty: Information on Kieran Crotty  Zoom on Kieran Crotty  A Cheann Comhairle, I wish to raise on the Adjournment the problems in the Stamp Duty Office.

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will be in touch with the Deputy concerning the matter.

Mr. Cosgrave: Information on Michael Joe Cosgrave  Zoom on Michael Joe Cosgrave  In view of the high rate of unemployment and social deprivation in the Kilbarrack area, I wish to raise on the Adjournment the proposed staff cuts, especially the reduction in the number of remedial teachers, when Scoil Iosagáin and Scoil Lorcáin are amalgamated later this year?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  I will communicate with the Deputy.

Mr. Noonan: Information on Michael Noonan  Zoom on Michael Noonan  (Limerick East): May I ask the Taoiseach if he has yet decided when legislation to abolish Fóir Teoranta will be brought before the House?

An Ceann Comhairle: Information on Seán Treacy  Zoom on Seán Treacy  Is this legislation promised?

The Taoiseach: Information on Charles J. Haughey  Zoom on Charles J. Haughey  It is. It will be necessary eventually and I have already answered questions on it several times a Cheann Comhairle. The point is that it is something that will be the final step in a fairly long procedure.


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